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3rd labour - is false labour more common?
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:45 AM
I'm 38 weeks with my 3rd. Last night I had mild contractions ALL night, between 5-15 mins apart but never really getting more painful than a period pain ache. They stopped about 9am this morning.
Is this more common with more labours? Have I got weeks of this ahead of me? I never had it with my prev labours.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:09 PM
watching eagerly with this one.
#3 due in 6 weeks. Baby is already fully engaged and i'm already have pre-labour.
That being said, DD2 was fully engaged at 34 weeks and i had pre-labour for about 6 weeks before she arrived. 1 day before her due date.
I hope you don't have too much longer to wait OP
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:14 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm unsure if I should be encouraging it (I guess by being active) or just trying to rest as much as possible. I'm so tired today. I've had a nap for an hour. But if it starts up again tonight, not sure ow I'm going to go with such little sleep!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:10 PM
I've had contractions for the past few weeks with #3 that I didn't have with the first two. I'm now overdue 40+2. Hoping to go soon! Was hoping all that pre labour was going to mean a bit earlier but nope he is determined to stay in there even though he is down and well engaged.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:32 PM
I always had weeks of prelabour with all 5 pregnancies. The last 2 I ended up going over.
I only knew I was in labour when I lost my plug.... massive loss, and then still I did not know I was in labour. Was 3 minutes apart when I got to hospital and still couldnt feel the contractions....
Sorry I cant give you any news, but I know how the last few weeks SUCKS, but it will be here before you know it....
Good luck and enjoy your bump, I miss mine now.
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